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Volunteers needed at the CIUSSS West-Central
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Volunteers needed at the CIUSSS West-Central

The CIUSSS West-Central Montreal Health is looking for volunteers for its long-term senior care facilities to help with recreational activities, friendly visiting, medical escorts, and meal assistance.

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Know your medicine cabinet, says Montreal pharmacist

A recent study has found that up to 25% of all hospital admissions and emergency department visits are drug-related.

MRIs may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy linked to concussions
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MRIs may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy linked to concussions

Researchers in California have found a possibly earlier and easier way to diagnose a disorder suffered by professional football players and others believed to result from repetitive brain trauma.

View of the Glen site in Montreal. (Photo courtesy of the MUHC)
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New Laval clinic offers early diagnosis of women’s cancers

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has opened a satellite clinic at Place des aînés de Laval, the socio-cultural and sports centre serving the 50+ demographic. The new clinic, located at 435 Curé Labelle Blvd., near 75th Ave., is part of the MUHC’s DOvEE project (Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Early), […]

Buddies cycle to combat cancer
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Buddies cycle to combat cancer

For the past few months, Michael Legg and three of his good buddies have been gearing up for a trip to Quebec City. It’s a trip with a difference.

For alcoholics, the urge to drink is Pavlovian, study suggests
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For alcoholics, the urge to drink is Pavlovian, study suggests

“These preferences could be driven by the sensory properties of alcohol, like its taste, smell and how it looks.”

Montreal from downtown. Photo by Hayley Juhl
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Don’t let the bedbugs bite while garage sale-ing

Even for the person with everything, the prospect of treasure hunting is hard to resist.

Spartan Race Montreal: Hitting the halfway point
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Spartan Race Montreal: Hitting the halfway point

I am at the midpoint in my training towards the five-kilometre Spartan Race and its 20 or so obstacles with my daughter Bryn.

With mental illness, early intervention makes all the difference
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With mental illness, early intervention makes all the difference

As with any illness, including psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, diagnosis and intervention are better done earlier than later.

Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover
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Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover

Chad Ronalds is preparing for a Spartan Race in Montreal this summer. You can read each installment in his journey by clicking here. As I prepare for my first Spartan Race event – a five kilometer run with 20 obstacles – I realize that thinking I’m in reasonable shape for […]